We take you behind the scenes at what was one of the most emotional days in the history of the race.
The setting couldn’t have been more appropriate: Fougères, the small Breton town where Mark Cavendish captured his last Grand Tour stage win for the Wolfpack, was six years later the site of one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, an incredible moment that nobody will forget. Back at Le Tour with the Wolfpack, the Manxman rolled back the years in spectacular and sprinted to a sensational victory that unleashed a touching outpouring of emotion not just inside our team, but within the entire Tour de France peloton.
Surrounded by his teammates, Cavendish sat on the ground and let the tears flow having capped off a remarkable renaissance that brought him an astonishing 31st Tour de France stage victory.
We captured all the emotion of Mark, of his teammates and of the entire Deceuninck – Quick-Step staff on this unforgettable day in this video that will give you goosebumps and show you why this sport is the best in the world and why we all love it so much.
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